Treating Diabetes-Related Heart Disease Naturally

by Dr. Julian Whitaker
Filed Under: Diabetes Complications, Blood Sugar
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Learn why natural alternatives for treating diabetes-related heart complications are best

If you have type 2 diabetes, you are at much higher risk of heart disease than someone without diabetes—even if you don’t have any other heart risk factors.

High glucose levels make the blood thicker and stickier, which impairs circulation and contributes to atherosclerosis—the process that leads to arterial disease.

If you have heart problems as a result of your diabetes, I urge you to immediately take the following steps:

You should also be closely monitored by your physician and/or a cardiologist. However, be aware that some of the most common conventional treatments for heart disease, such as angioplasty and bypass surgery, are ineffective and often unnecessary.

The fact is that patients with serious heart disease who are treated without surgical intervention have an annual death rate under 2 percent. It’s hard to improve upon a survival rate this high (over 98 percent per year). Bottom line, surgery cannot save the life of someone who isn’t going to die. But it can, and often does, make matters worse.

In some cases, conventional treatment may be necessary. But for the majority of people with type 2 diabetes and heart disease, using safe, natural alternatives that address the underlying cause of the problem is far more effective.

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